Grateful Dead Live at Hartford Civic Center on 1981-03-14
d1t01 - crowd/tuning
d1t02 - Feel Like A Stranger
d1t03 - Sugaree
d1t04 - Me And My Uncle >
d1t05 - Big River
d1t06 - Peggy-O >
d1t07 - CC Rider
d1t08 - Althea
d1t09 - Passenger
d1t10 - China Cat Sunflower >
d1t11 - I Know You Rider
d2t01 - crowd/tuning
d2t02 - Alabama Getaway >
d2t03 - Greatest Story Ever Told
d2t04 - Ship of Fools
d2t05 - Lost Sailor >
d2t06 - Saint Of Circumstance >
d2t07 - Drums >
d3t01 - Space >
d3t02 - The Other One >
d3t03 - Stella Blue >
d3t04 - I Need A Miracle >
d3t05 - Bertha >
d3t06 - Good Lovin'
d3t07 - encore call
d3t08 - One More Saturday Night (1)
- No patches.
- (1) Weir says "Thank you, we're going to do a song of social import now."
Subject: 1st show
I knew of them, but until that point, had only listened to Skeletons from the Closet album.
We were in the upper level as far from the stage as you could be.
Although I recall this show, my second show in Providence on 5/16/81 made a permanent impression on me. Mark took me to that one too.
I blame the next 14 years of touring on him.
Subject: WOW x 2
comment on this one.
As many have said below this is an amazing sounding Aud , everyone is correct. it is mind blowing how good this show sounds. Not the best of set lists yet is rip roaring .
I can picture the sweaty heads dancing all night long. gets 5 stars twice in my book.
Reviewer: jjg4762 - ★favorite★favorite★favorite★favorite★favorite - September 27, 2012
Subject: Great show and recording
Subject: Sugaree needs more love here
After Bobby gives him a break he comes back later in the set with that amazing Althea.
After space he finds enough in the tank to give us a classic Stella. Vocally one of my favorites, and instrumentally as crisp as they come. The last solo is mystical. The way he dances up to the crescendo then backs off over and over leaves you love sick.
Many thanks tor such an awesome recording too. This mastery makes this show as much as the boys did.
Subject: another vote on the sound
Lots of nice playing to boot.
Subject: Super High Energy
Subject: Incredible AUD, awe-inspiring Althea
I'm tempted to go with a 4 on this one, but who am I to spoil the 5-star party? I know many here are bowled over by the quality, maybe to the point that the show is overrated just..a..tad? I mean, it's great, yeah, consistent, with that nimble, lighter-than-air '81 quality that defined so many shows, especially from the winter tour leading up to Europe. Everything is played exceptionally well, it's just that.....that....ah hell, I don't know. *shrugs* I guess maybe a show that seeks to use Sailor > Saint as its pre-drums core could be accused of being a lightweight....even though they play it well enough...ah, forget it.
Post-Space is where you want to be - yes, Jerry teases Jesu and then launches into an absolutely pin-drop-gorgeous Stella Blue. The Bertha that screams into existence here is also pretty unbelievable - listen to how f'ing HARD they drive that mother!
So yeah, a feather-light, ethereal-ballet-aud 5 for this one.
Subject: AUD of all AUDS
Typical blazing '81 picking by Jerry (BIG RIVER, CHINA>RIDER, ALTHEA), and great pack of songs post-drums highlighted by a powerful TOO>STELLA combo.
But the sound quality puts it over the top: all the clarity of a SBD and all the energy you expect from an AUD.
Subject: Great Show
Subject: Just like being there on the floor
Subject: Jesu: Joy of Man's Desiring
Subject: Pleasant surprise
Subject: Picked cause it d/l so many times
Subject: Jerry Plays Bach?
Subject: there's no concert like a dad concert
Subject: Top 10 AUD ob archive
Subject: Thank you archive
Subject: Hartford CT
Subject: Excellent Recording!
Subject: One Hell of a Ride
Subject: wow from peggy-o to passenger, alabama & saint
Subject: My first show
Subject: All you really need.....
Subject: Glassberg nailed it
The uptown feb shows sound fantastic as well.
Subject: One Helluva' Show
Subject: This is an aud !?!
Subject: The Pied Piper of Hashbury
Subject: Glassberg + MOTB = KILLER
Subject: Sweetest sweet spot ever?
Subject: Frosty's Picks for the Hearing Impaired
7.6.84, 10.15.84, 6.19.91,
7.18.89, 6.21.84, 9.6.85,
10.12.84, 10.12.83, 11.1.85,
8.24.85, 7.31.82, 6.25.92,
8.5.89, 10.31.83, 6.26.92,
10.8.84, 12.5.81, 8.30.85,
11.5.85, 6.26.84, 8.3.82,
6.8.80, 4.3.84, 8.10.82,
3.14.81, 12.26.80, 4.15.83,
4.18.82, 10.31.91, 9.2.85,
10.14.83, 4.2.90, 4.30.90,
Please let me know if you have any show suggestions that compare to these in quality of sound.
Subject: Super duper wicked nice.
Subject: Fastest Bertha Ever!
Subject: Incredible sound! MotB is a great project!
Subject: Awesome recording
Great recording and transfer of an excellent show. Thank you Barry and the MOTB team! :-D
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